1. 6tr6tr's Avatar
    Swiping up from the bottom of the screen (just like you swipe down from the top for notifications) to show the buttons makes more sense, is cleaner and saves a lot of screen space:
    http://postimage.org/image/13ijt7jok/
    10-19-2011 11:12 AM
  2. TehMan's Avatar
    pic no work.
    10-19-2011 11:32 AM
  3. justmerob's Avatar
    Didn't work here either.....

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    10-19-2011 12:02 PM
  4. 6tr6tr's Avatar
    Didn't work here either.....

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    That's weird. I'm looking at it now. Does this work? View image: Nexus S New
    10-19-2011 12:07 PM
  5. Makinola's Avatar
    Yes that link works. Also I don't believe it could be possible for the Nexus S because of the screen size ends where the capacitive touch buttons works
    10-19-2011 12:41 PM
  6. DeathsArrow's Avatar
    I like the idea in theory, I don't know how well it would work in practice without an off-screen gesture area (like the Palm Pre) to ensure that the upswipe worked correctly.
    10-19-2011 12:53 PM
  7. justmerob's Avatar
    Works now and agreed, that looks so much better IMO
    10-19-2011 01:00 PM
  8. 6tr6tr's Avatar
    I like the idea in theory, I don't know how well it would work in practice without an off-screen gesture area (like the Palm Pre) to ensure that the upswipe worked correctly.
    What do you mean? It'd work exactly like notifications work right now. There's no gesture area above any Android phone, yet the notifications drop down when you swipe down.
    10-19-2011 01:25 PM
  9. DeathsArrow's Avatar
    What do you mean? It'd work exactly like notifications work right now. There's no gesture area above any Android phone, yet the notifications drop down when you swipe down.
    The notifications are part of the top bar, so you touch anywhere near the top of the screen and the pull down tab pops up. I see your point though, that same system should work at the bottom of the screen as well.

    Edit: They'd have to find a way to deal with full-screen games that block the top bar and don't allow the notification pulldown to work.
    10-19-2011 01:33 PM
  10. grantheppes's Avatar
    Disagree, just one more step to do everything.

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    10-19-2011 07:22 PM
  11. 6tr6tr's Avatar
    Disagree, just one more step to do everything.

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    But:

    1. It's an extra step whenever you're in an app anyways because the buttons all become dots and you have to click the bar to show them again (in case they have an extra menu button and you need to know which it is)

    If you think this is simple, I saw even the google guys in the demos accidentally click the wrong "dot" when the main buttons were hidden and there's only three right now. (Personally I think it's bad usability to make them all the same icon)

    2. You get more screen real-estate which can be great for a lot of apps and especially browsers
    10-19-2011 09:40 PM
  12. grantheppes's Avatar
    But:

    1. It's an extra step whenever you're in an app anyways because the buttons all become dots and you have to click the bar to show them again (in case they have an extra menu button and you need to know which it is)

    If you think this is simple, I saw even the google guys in the demos accidentally click the wrong "dot" when the main buttons were hidden and there's only three right now. (Personally I think it's bad usability to make them all the same icon)

    2. You get more screen real-estate which can be great for a lot of apps and especially browsers
    I don't believe the buttons disappear. Just watched the Verge hands on to check, buttons stay visible.

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    10-19-2011 11:13 PM
  13. djshack#AC's Avatar
    Also, Google confirmed on phones with actual buttons, such as the Nexus S, ICS will not use software buttons, but will use the hardware ones instead.

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    10-26-2011 08:20 PM
  14. 6tr6tr's Avatar
    I don't believe the buttons disappear. Just watched the Verge hands on to check, buttons stay visible.

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    Actually, it was in google's presentation. Duarte mentioned the buttons turning into dots (just like they do on honeycomb) as a benefit.
    10-27-2011 01:27 PM
  15. rosser's Avatar
    That would drive me crazy because I am really OCD about the buttons lol
    10-29-2011 06:19 PM
  16. rem_kujawa's Avatar
    That would drive me crazy because I am really OCD about the buttons lol
    I'm just plain OCD.
    10-29-2011 06:51 PM
  17. rosser's Avatar
    I'm just plain OCD.
    Same here haha
    10-30-2011 10:37 AM
  18. Bujin#IM's Avatar
    I'm just plain OCD.
    I'm CDO.... It's like OCD, but alphabetical, the way it's supposed to be.
    10-30-2011 09:12 PM
  19. rem_kujawa's Avatar
    I'm CDO.... It's like OCD, but alphabetical, the way it's supposed to be.
    Touche
    10-30-2011 10:00 PM
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